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Why Industrial Automation is a Good Thing

October 01, 2021
automation technician monitoring control system

With industrial automation on the rise, many people are concerned about what this means for job security. While it’s true that automation and robots will replace some jobs across North America, automation will also increase more meaningful employment opportunities and even expand the economy. 

How Robotics Are Helping Change the Workforce

August 24, 2021
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The recent challenges our world has been facing has provided an opportunity for robotics to become more involved in every aspect of automation. The pandemic, coupled with the increasing need to reduce carbon footprints, has shown how robots are changing the workforce and traditional work process. On top of that, the ongoing stresses being applied to global supply chains and workforce shortages have become a concern. 

How Robots Are Changing Distribution and Fulfillment Warehouses

July 13, 2021
Robotic arm carrying a box

“Winona” was facing a unique problem. She has been working as the Director of Sales and Operations of a local retail chain. They just launched their e-commerce site and because orders are flowing in, they have acquired two new fulfillment centers in the suburbs. Workers were divided into three shifts: preparing, packaging, and delivering customer orders from 6AM – 12AM. With the pandemic and resulting lockdowns, Winona had a dwindling workforce, but still saw a steep rise in online orders.

Comparing the Top Industrial Robotics Brands

July 12, 2021
Man checking on robotics

Robots have been a fascination in our society, dominating pop culture through TV and movies for decades. But it’s likely that the general population is only vaguely aware of industrial robots and the global brands that manufacture them. 

Robotics Trends to Look for in 2021

July 05, 2021
A man's hand controlling robotic arms through controller

Robots have been growing in use in the industrial world since the early 1970s. They’re continuing to be deployed and utilized within the industrial sector, but also increasingly in other sectors as 2021 continues. The crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the increasing need to reduce overall carbon footprints, has pushed robotics even further beyond traditional uses within manufacturing environments.

The Technologies Transforming Industries 4.0

June 23, 2021
Woman on a tablet with robotic arm in the background

1. Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or often referred to as Industry 4.0, is currently underway in all aspects of the global economy. Industry 4.0 represents the ongoing automation of both the traditional manufacturing processes and other industrial practices across non-manufacturing sectors of the economy.

How Robotics and IoT Are Changing the Trucking Industry

June 17, 2021
Man on a tablet with trucks in the background

In recent years, we’ve grown accustomed to the integration of smart technologies into our everyday lives. For manufacturing and industrial practices, this ongoing automation using modern smart technologies is referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution aka. Industry 4.0.